"I have a handful of prayers that I pray all the time.
One is that God will put my books into the right hands at the right time.
I've prayed this prayer thousands of times,
and God has answered it in dramatic fashion countless times.
The right book in the right hands at the right time can save a marriage,
avert a mistake, demand a decision, plant a seed, conceive a dream,
solve a problem, and prompt a prayer.
That's why I write.
And that's why, for me,
a book sold is not a book sold;
a book sold is a prayer answered.
I don't know the name and situation of every reader,
but God does, and that's all that matters."
~ Mark Batterson,
Draw The Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge
* * *
Does it ever happen to you that you find your very heart in someone else's words?
That's what happened when I read this.
I read it, tears came to my eyes, and I said out loud,
"This. Yes. This."
Here's a little excerpt from You Can Do This:
As I write this letter to you, I’m sitting at a table at Starbucks, because of course I am. And I am surprised by the tears in my eyes, these tears born of love for you, dear girl.
I am praying for you this moment, praying over everything I want for you, for us, for our daughters and our mothers, our sisters at the dinner table and around the world, who walk this earth in confidence. I pray that you will be drawn into a sisterhood of confidence.
So turn around, face your life, and jump in with all the strength you have and all the confidence you were born with. You have everything you need to begin, and we the sisterhood are here, cheering you on.
Coming to you June 14, 2017.
(I'm literally counting the days.)
You can Pre-Order Here.
And in case you're excited too,
and you'd like to help spread the word and get your copy early,
you can Join the Launch Team Here.
* * *
Dear Reader, I may not know your name or situation, but God does.
And that's all that matters.
I have prayed over every single word of this book. I have asked God to join me in the pages, and I've invited the Holy Spirit to join me in the writing.
When a writer writes that way, I truly believe the Holy Spirit tucks himself into the pages, travels with the book, and brings himself into the hands and hearts of the right people at the right time.
I love you. I do.
I wrote this book for you.